Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PBS Nova Science Now "How Does the Brain Work?"

Tonight my family watched Nova Science Now "How Does the Brain Work?" What an amazing program! It covers a lot of ground - how magicians use attention, how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can impact judgment, how emergencies alter time perception, and artificial intelligence. Great "guest stars" too - Penn and Teller, Mo Rocca, and David Eagleman. If there is any way to get a copy to show in your classroom, you'll find dozens of short sections to show to go along with the Biopsych chapter. Great stuff.

posted by Rob McEntarffer


Unknown said...

The episode finally made it to iTunes after a nearly six month wait. However, if you want to avoid paying altogether, much of the video can be found free under iTunes video podcasts for NovaScienceNow.

Rob Mc said...

The incredible Mary Spillis (Hi Mary!) sent me this email: "The NOVA DVD is on Amazon for $13.49—in case you want to post it, a savings although I would rather support PBS, have a great day!! Mary Spilis"

Anonymous said...

You can play it on It does have a few "commercials" for sponsors, but the students were very interested in the film.